Friday 28 May
Notices and Reminders
"I did not come to be served, but to serve." Matthew 20.28
This week, our whole school worships have been led by Mrs Cutler and the Year 6 Reflective Leaders, Father Joe and 4RP. Our theme this week has been 'Pentecost: the birthday of the Church.' We've reflected on the fact that in addition to being a building, the word 'church' also means a community of people who believe in and follow Jesus Christ. We've learned how over two thousand years ago, after Jesus had gone to be with Father God in heaven, the first churches began to be created. This was because Jesus' followers went out to tell others about him. Groups of believers started to meet together to worship God.
We've shared our ideas on how our school community serves others and Fr Joe reminded us of the values known as the fruit of the spirit.
This half term, three year groups have been honing their design technology skills: Year 3 children have been designing and making Moving Monsters using pneumatic systems. In Year 4, the children have studied Adinkra (symbols from Ghana that represent concepts). They have designed their own symbols and represented these in tapestry. Year 5 children have also been sewing and have made pencil cases. In Year 6, the children have been studying form and landscapes using watercolours.
Our school councillors for this term have been inspired by the Wildlife Trust's 'Go Wild in June' campaign. They are encouraging their peers to do 'random acts of wildness' throughout June and are kick starting the project with a photography challenge!
All children are invited to take a photograph (or two) of the natural world ie flowers, bugs, leaves, trees, landscapes - whatever they like! It could be a close-up or a photo taken from an unusual angle.
Children (and staff!) have half term to Go Wild with a camera and bring photos into school in the first week back (w/c 7 June) or email them in to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The children have been working very hard this half term and earned many house points in recognition of their efforts. Congratulations to the children in Pankhurst and Mandela who have earned 1352 house points respectively.
Acts of Kindness
Congratulations to Ava in Year 4 and her puppy, Biscuit, who have both been walking 99km come rain or shine, raising an amazing £200 all for Dogs Trust 'Walk 99K for Canines.'
Dacorum Family Services have announced the next set of dates and sessions for the CREATE-Covid Response programme. These sessions will be running after half term starting on Tuesday 8 June. The theme for the first session is school attendance and transition, with 1 hour Zoom sessions running at 10am and 6.30pm. Click here for further details.
Attendance is vitally important in making sure the children make progress and we would like to congratulate pupils in 6SW (best class); Year 4 (best year group); and Malala (best house) for their excellent attendance during the month of May. Year 3 has the best attendance to date this academic year.